Carry Your ID!

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I read in one of the english language online newspapers that a new law requires that we all carry our passports because  if you are asked to show it to the police and do not have it with you, there are hefty fines!

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football crazy-903502 1405678093

Does it have to be a passport? As far as I understand it has been law for some time that we need to always carry photographic ID?

PuffTheMagicDragon 1406030183

As far as I understand it, the only ‘official’ form of identification the British have is their passport, and therefore technically, this is what should be carried. However, I don’t, and I don’t think many others do either, I have my Spanish photo driving licence, and so far that has been enough.

I believe some people carry photocopies of their passports, which, as a back up, isn’t a bad idea?

rosewood-368931 1406046062

I think that before they could only demand to see you passport but couldn't find you but now they can... maybe worth checking with the policia local and asking what they would accept as suitable?

hellboy77 1407844275

what about kids? surely they dont have to carry ID?

roobarb-367764 1408184723

I carrry a laminated colour photo copy of my passport.

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